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Thursday December 15, 2016

California Adopts First U.S. Energy-Saving Rules For Computers

California has adopted the country's first mandatory energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors. The new rules take effect in January 2019 for desktop, laptop and notebook computers.

California regulators on Wednesday adopted the nation's first mandatory energy efficiency rules for computers and monitors - devices that account for 3 percent of home electric bills and 7 percent of commercial power costs in the state. The state Energy Commission said that when fully implemented the industry-backed plan will save consumers $373 million a year and conserve at least as much electricity annually as it takes to power all of San Francisco's households.

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